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Cottages, early morning

Cottages, early morning Millhams, Dolton, September 1976 More like this

Preparations for the May Fair parade

Preparations for the May Fair parade Great Torrington, May 1986 More like this

Loading fertilizer into a cob barn

Loading fertilizer into a cob barn High Bickington, April 1976 More like this

Cows going to be milked

Cows going to be milked Cleave, Dolton, May 1979 More like this

Thomas Ellacott in sack apron, Westacott

Thomas Ellacott in sack apron, Westacott Riddlecombe, August 1976 More like this

Flowers and leaves beside a stream

Flowers and leaves beside a stream Addisford near, Dolton, March 1983 More like this

Alf Pugsley at the farm door after a...

Alf Pugsley at the farm door after a... Lower Langham,..., February 1978 More like this

Mary Pugsley setting out for her...

Mary Pugsley setting out for her... Lower Langham,..., 9 April 1977 More like this

Mary Middleton, Dolton Carnival Queen (and...

Mary Middleton, Dolton Carnival Queen (and... Dolton, 3 November 1979 More like this

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire Lower Langham, Dolton, February 1980 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

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by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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